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    Concert accordion in classical music

    Hi ! I am new on this forum. I stumbled upon in while googling for classical music content and this webiste looks like a very nice and vivid classical music community.

    I play a concert-accordion (I do not know for how many that sintagm is an oxymoron but it depends from country to country), and currently I am doing my postgraduation studies at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

    Although many people relate accordion to exclusively polkas and entertaiment music in general, accordion as a classical instrument has been developing for almost a decade know. It is taught at many big conservatories and musical academies in Europe (also Asia and United States), and many contemporary composers are writting for it.

    If anybody knows about it and likes it, I have just made my webpage and first Youtube video with a work from a Russian composer. Next, I include to put transcriptions by Bach, Messiaen, Liszt as well as some more contemporary works from western composing tradition.

    On my web page there is a short essay named "The Instrument", in case anyone is interested.

    My dream is to make as many as possible people to recognize the value of concert accordion as a fully-featured classical instrument.

    My first Youtube link :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6Cqo7T725U


    Thanks for Your time, and have a nice day


    www.ivansverko.com

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    Welcome to the forum Ivan. What superb mastery of your instrument!

    Does a concert accordion only ever have buttons rather than piano-type keys, or can it be either?

    I hope your fingers are well-insured!

    Thank you for the link.

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    Very well played certainly a big step forward from the normal Accordion music now for a look at your web site.
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    Hello Ivsverko and welcome to the forum. You certainly take the accordion playing to another level.

    teddy

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    Thanks for your warm welcoming comments reply for the first poster : when it comes to the concert accordion it can be either way : with a piano keyboard or with buttons. the thing being, the complex pieces like organ music transcriptions or modern programme etc. is played more easily on the button-accordion. Better ergonomics and the tone range is much bigger. ( one and half octave more in the right manual).

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    Welcome. I enjoyed your performance. I have never heard the accordian played in this manner. What wild cord progressions he writes with. Best of Luck in your studies and carrer.Look forward to more of your work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivsverko View Post
    Thanks for your warm welcoming comments reply for the first poster : when it comes to the concert accordion it can be either way : with a piano keyboard or with buttons. the thing being, the complex pieces like organ music transcriptions or modern programme etc. is played more easily on the button-accordion. Better ergonomics and the tone range is much bigger. ( one and half octave more in the right manual).
    Thank you for the explanation.

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    Welcome aboard, Ivan. Oh, you excellently excel in your musicianship - BRAVO!
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